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Old 01-26-2012, 03:50 AM   #11
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The case of Brown Bear is polymer coated, Silver bear is zinc plated and Golden Bear is brass plated. None of the Bear ammo is corrosive. In 7.62x39 they come in fmj, hp and sp. I like the Silver Bear in my mini 30 as it functions the best of the ones I have tried. I have not shot any Golden Bear. It has also been more accurate. I had a lot of problems with TulAmmo in my Minni. Wolf functions well but had a couple of rounds hang up on the feed. Just had to nudge the bolt to load. Accuracy was not as good as the Silver Bear. The Yugo brass cartridges are corrosive but cheap. I wont use them in the mini.
Looks like I'm going to try the Silver Bear.

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Ok, sweet.

I don't mind cleaning (I actually enjoy it), and I have plenty of hoppes, so I guess I could go with either. Does the Silver Bear perform better than the Brown Bear?
Never shot it since only thing i use the brown bear for is my moms remington model 7 youth .308 sighting it in for her now she jist shoots cheap federal or my reloads

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Looks like I'm going to try the Silver Bear.

Thanks everyone for the advice.
Your welcome mon ami....has jonas got back to u?

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Not yet, have you heard anything?
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I'll tell you this much, the last time I shot, 20 rounds of silver bear was filthier than 150 rounds of surplus.

I'll never shoot it again. I'd rather clean corrosive residue than plain filth.

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Here look at this...
189.50 for 1k rds.... 19 cents a rd!

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=AR76239FMJ123&name=KSAP+7.62x39+ 123grn+FMJ+20rd+box&groupid=39

No, bear ammo is non corrosive but I personally shoot corrosive primed ammo in my saiga and never have a problem with it.. Just when u clean it use windex first to break down the corrosive buildup the finish it off with CLP..

This is the corrosive stuff I got. I love it and it's brass too!!

1260 rds for 214.20... Works out to only 17 cents a rd!! Comes in a cool wooden crate that I store my boxes ammo in now too.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A76239Yugo&name=Yugoslavian+7.62 x39+123grn+FMJ+15rd+box&groupid=39

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I'll tell you this much, the last time I shot, 20 rounds of silver bear was filthier than 150 rounds of surplus.

I'll never shoot it again. I'd rather clean corrosive residue than plain filth.
Define filth. Is it something like grime on the outside of the round, or is it something on the inside?

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Here look at this...
189.50 for 1k rds.... 19 cents a rd!

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=AR76239FMJ123&name=KSAP+7.62x39+ 123grn+FMJ+20rd+box&groupid=39

No, bear ammo is non corrosive but I personally shoot corrosive primed ammo in my saiga and never have a problem with it.. Just when u clean it use windex first to break down the corrosive buildup the finish it off with CLP..

This is the corrosive stuff I got. I love it and it's brass too!!

1260 rds for 214.20... Works out to only 17 cents a rd!! Comes in a cool wooden crate that I store my boxes ammo in now too.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A76239Yugo&name=Yugoslavian+7.62 x39+123grn+FMJ+15rd+box&groupid=39
Thanks for the links!

If I can find a bunch of surplus ammo, I may go with it.
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Here is a few pics... The first is the crate it come in. I modded it to actually lock and use it on long trips for ammo to go upstate... It's nice to have everything together...

The second is all my ak ammo.. All the brass u see is only half of what comes in the crate... I split the ammo and price with a buddy!

And the third shows u how clean the rds actually are... They are better looking then some of my LC 5.56mm rds!!

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Define filth. Is it something like grime on the outside of the round, or is it something on the inside?

Thanks for the links!

If I can find a bunch of surplus ammo, I may go with it.
Powder and carbon buildup. In the extreme.
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